Ok, whew, finally done… with week 2 . I really need to work harder on catching up…
It’s a hard choice between 43 and 0.
On one hand, 43 is one of the first DC comics (at least non Batman dc comic) I ever read, I remember reading it for the first time. It’s insane to see black hands origin, it’s creepy and cold, you can feel the touch of death if that makes sense lol. You can see him grow with his obsession as he grows closer to it. He grows closer to death, with abilities and such. My favorite part of the issue is probably where he’s talking about how he can now see the people who die, and those who have died before.
Then, he gets so close to getting what he wants: dieing… but he can’t, he’s kept from it.
Now I for sure thought that was going to win for my favorite, then I read 0 and realized it had some of my favorite parts…
Trying to think where to start talking about this issue…
Ok, I’ll start here
We start with Hal at Bruce’s grave and you can feel the regret from him… The flashbacks add to this greatly, showing the differences between the two.
Then comes in Barry, always moving fast. I love this scene of Barry and Hal talking , leading to Barry showing that he didn’t know dick wasn’t robin anymore.
Hal telling the flash about drake, and it just shows how much Barry has missed in his death, how it’s all changed (quite literally as well, as the medium had changed in many ways since his sacrifice). You can see it’s all so much for him that even he can’t catch up.
And then the comparison of funerals, talking about how Barry had a whole crowed
While Hal was disgraced. He lived long enough to see him become the villain… his friends hated him, people were happy for his death.
Then this sort of denial from Barry, talking about how they always come back, to which Hal points out that their loved one never came back, it shows a true point here…
Then Barry talking about how Batman must have a plan, continuing his denial, insisting that Batman will be back.
Another favorite moment is this flashback, a connecting moment between Batman and Hal, talking about how they both saw their parent/parents die in front of them, Batman’s response to Hal is perfect too lol.
I don’t believe so
I already said some of my thoughts above while talking about 43, but he’s a dark character. He’s truly intriguing.
Ok, well those were my thoughts (hope they may not make sense, it’s late )
I’m enjoying the prompt to re-read one of my favorites, thank you @PR0FESS0RZ00M for letting me know this was happening!